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French Revolution from 1793-1799 (From 1793 to 1799)

by Georges Lefebvre

ISBN 023102519X / 9780231025195 / 0-231-02519-X
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Magnificent book about the French Revolution, Michelet's (not Burke, not Carlysle could match its emotional commitment to the heart rather than the idea), Lammartine (readers have sung the Marselleise leafing through the history of te Gironde), then comes Lefevbre, a modern..narrates at Michelet's tempo the measures of Lammartine's events. No doubt the modern's attraction is to the more objective clause, and yet, at some point an image of Marianne strats to appear in the pages. Yes, a son of the Revolution, on the way to the annaliste school. This is what modern historical writing should be all about. [via]